Articles by CMW Guest Author

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Safety in numbers

CMW turns attention to innovation in the field of event tech security, exploring topics like GDPR and facial recognition. Geoff Revill (pictured), Krowdthink’s MD and CEO, shines light on GDPR in event tech security. The GDPR has caused great concern in the events industry, especially in event technology. When an event organiser utilises a 3rd party…


At the heart of it…

Paul Martin, director of sales for EMEA at event management platform EventsAIR, explores what he feels is at the heart of event success: social media. All event planners understand that one of the primary keys to event success is attendee engagement, however there are a number of ways to achieve this and choosing the right approach for your…


Edmonton: Building a more sustainable future across Canada

Barb Stuhl-Smith (pictured), the business development account manager at Edmonton Tourism, explores how Edmonton is building a more sustainable future by fostering alternative energy innovation across Canada. With over 2,300 hours of sun per year, solar energy as a renewable resource is swiftly becoming more common in the capital of Alberta – Edmonton aka Canada’s sunniest city. Emerging at an…


Winding down or revving up?

The collapse of the FMI expo left a variety of resurgent conference and meeting events in its wake. When the US-based Food Marketing Institute (FMI) retired its large Chicago event, FMI Connect, in late 2016 due to a decline in visitor numbers, a decision that fatefully coincided with the closure of the National Cable Television Show, the trade press poured doubt…


Making a point on wellbeing in M&E

Sarah Mayo, (pictured top) co-founder of newly launched POINT3 Wellbeing (a UK company that supports people and businesses with health and wellbeing programmes) speaks to CMW and sheds some light on health and wellbeing within the international business events sector. Stress management and positive mental health are increasingly on the agenda of companies that recognise the urgent need to combat the…


Essential measurements

International Association of Conference Centres’ CEO Mark Cooper discusses some essential elements for measuring the meeting experience. Food and wellness-based trends can be fleeting by nature; however we’re seeing an unprecedented increase and they may be here to stay. In IACC’s recent Meeting Room of the Future report we found that 57% of venue operators said “experience creation”…


Montréal: Making room for robotics

Generating CAD$1.8m (US$137.5m) in tourism revenue for Montréal and Québec, the Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention & Exhibition Centre is set to host the international final of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO), 13-15 November 2020. Organised by Zone01, the event will draw 2,000 participants to Montréal. This international competition attracts students between the ages of seven and 25 from…


The Flanders effect

Ramy Salameh says Flanders’ recent hosting of the Associations World Congress will have impressed these influential meeting planners who experienced the region’s ease of access and depth of heritage first-hand. The new Flanders Meeting & Convention Centre Antwerp (FMCCA) played host to the Associations World Congress (AWC) in March, with some 500 association professionals stepping through…


A taste of Tangier

Stephanie Ackland’s Morocco MICE tour takes us to Tangier The North African city of Tangier is enjoying a resurgence. Situated at the northern tip of Morocco and Africa, it lies 20 miles (32.1km) from Spain and is raising its business profile and MICE offering. Tangier is a melting pot of cultures, but with a firm…

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